Thursday, December 15, 2011

Button Art

We made this button branch back in the fall.  I'm not gonna lie ... it was a long, drawn-out project.  The kids had fun though and now we have pretty pieces of ART to display in our house. 

The canvas are 11x14 flat canvases with a hard back.  I think it was $6.99 for a 3-pack at Hobby Lobby.  The buttons were a bag-o-buttons from the scrapbook section of Hobby Lobby.  These colors looked fall to me.  Buttons were $4.99 per bag.  We did not use a full bag for both projects.  I used Tacky Glue to glue the branch and buttons onto the canvas.

The hardest part of this project was gluing the branch to the canvas, because, guess what?  Branches aren't typically flat.  It took me the better part of a day to get the branch in place, glued and dried. 

I let the kids arrange the buttons on the canvases and I glued them down.  This took a long time.  We worked on it over the course of several days because Mama can only glue so many buttons in a sitting.

David's project.  This art matched our blue dining room walls perfectly. 

Claire's project.

My inspiration.  I love the fall colors, but I love our spin on it too. 

 This cute project is linked here: 

3 comments:

MiaB said...

These turned out so good!!! Love it. So creative :) Stopping by from TGIF.

~MiaB
www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

Your branches look amazing!! Love the buttons =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Merry Christmas,
Beth =-)

South Bay Studio said...

Very cute, I'm always looking for crafts to do with children. Kathi